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  • Police, health care professionals seek answers to Owen Co. drug problem

    A public forum will be held this month to address the severity of Owen County’s drug problem.
    The forum is being sponsored in part by the Owen County Community Health Collaborative. The collaborative received a grant from the Northern Kentucky Alcohol Substance Abuse Program.
    The forum will be held from 6:30 to  p.m., April 25, in the Owen County High School auditorium.

  • State official invites Owen countians on a treasure hunt

    Over 1,000 Owen countians have a treasure waiting for them that many may know nothing about.
    The Office of the State Treasurer will bring its Treasure Finders outreach to Owen County later this month with a potential return of $325,641.
    Each year, the Kentucky State Treasury receives millions of dollars from holders such as banks and insurance companies which must transfer assets of inactive accounts to the treasury for holding.
    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach attended Monday’s Owenton Rotary Club meeting to address the outreach.

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  • Kay’s Branch News: Basement full of Perkins makes for great reunion

    Spring has finally come to the Branch. It will last about three days, and then we’ll be into summer. It’s supposed to be 80 by Wednesday.
    I was on the road almost every day last week with bridge on Tuesday, dominos on Wednesday, lunch with Charity at Applebee’s on Thursday, then I had to go back to Frankfort on Friday to do my regular errands and get gas, groceries and pet food.

  • Owen Circuit Clerk’s Office celebrates Donate Life Month

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of lifesaving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” Owen County Circuit Clerk Margaret Forsee said. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Too many toys or fire wood on front porch may soon be illegal

    The Owenton City Council could soon be tightening restrictions on outdoor wood storage, doghouses, front yard furniture and outside toys owned by city residents.
    The council gave a first reading of the amendment to its nuisance ordinance during its April 2 meeting.
    The amendment states that any property owner or tenant that houses a dog or dogs outside will keep them in the backyard of the house, apartment or building and will furnish a doghouse to house them.

  • Playing for a cause

    It’s an annual rite of spring and it’s for a great cause.
    Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley hosted the 14th Annual Charlie Satterwhite Memorial Golf Shamble on Saturday afternoon.
    Twenty-three teams took part in the event that helps raise money for the Satterwhite Foundation which supports the Trust for Life Organ Donation Program. The event also helps raise money for the Owen County Senior Citizens Activity Fund.

  • Volunteers get new equipment

    The members of the Owen County/Owenton Volunteer Fire Department recently received a new fire truck to help the community. Above: Members of the department pose in front of the new truck.

  • Owen students need help to attend Washington D.C. event

    The AP U.S. Government and politics class at Owen County High School is planning to participate in an educational program to Washington, D.C.
    The class has been invited to represent the community and state in the 2013 We the People National Invitational on the campus of George Mason University. The event, sponsored by the non-profit Center for Civic Education, takes place over five days this coming May 3-7.
    During the program, the students will:

  • Owen County Extension Service News: Gardening in small spaces and growing more

    Even though outdoor temperatures are still bitter and wintry, it’s never too early to start planning your garden.
    When you imagine a garden, do you picture a large space planted with low neat rows?
    This type of conventional garden has been popular for many years, however because of the space required, it often isn’t practical for those living on small lots or in townhomes, condominiums, or apartments.
    If you find that you don’t have the space or time to care for a conventional garden, you might consider a raised bed or a container garden.